What do you think of when hearing the Banjarmasin? If the answer is the floating markets, then you are not wrong. During this traditional market known as the Banjarmasin is on top of the water. Fair enough, the city has the nickname ' city of a thousand Rivers ' is crossed by many small and large rivers such as the river Barito and Martapura Rivers. It makes the River as one of the most important part of the lives of the citizens of Banjarmasin.

Banjarmasin is just about the river and floating market? Of course not. The city has many interesting attractions to visit. This is her summary of 10 attractions in Banjarmasin you can refer to before visiting the capital of South Kalimantan province:

1. Floating market

If it feels incomplete discusses Banjarmasin without the floating market. This market has become the hallmark of the city of Banjarmasin. This floating market is the process of buying and selling is done on a boat that floats. Currently, the floating market has been one of the attractions of Banjarmasin most visited by tourists.

One of the popular floating market is in the mouth of the Barito River in Kelurahan Kuin, precisely North, Banjarmasin. This market is estimated to have been around for 400 years ago. Goods sold are diverse ranging from the gardens, food to clothes. To be able to watch the activity in this market, you have to come in the morning because this market only runs from 05: 00 to 07: 00.

In the past, is going on here is a barter or exchange of goods each other without the use of money. Although it was now using money as the exact tools, but there are some who still do barter goods. Of interest in this floating market is the existence of sticks with the tip of the wire to retrieve purchased items because of the difficulty of transporting the boat rides.

2. Garden of Siring The Martapura

Another tourist attractions in Banjarmasin that rely on the river is a river of Martapura Siring Garden are on the road and Jalan Sudirman Captain Tendean. The Park is situated on the river and crowded as Martapura afternoon. From here, you can see the typical boat jukung or activities of Banjarmasin on the river.

Please bring tools fishing rod and fill your fishing hobby at these sights. If you want to enjoy the scenery around the River, you can sit on the bench that have been provided with food from stalls lining the grounds.

On Sunday, children's Siring The Martapura getting crowded by the existence of a community of young people who are practicing the skateboarding and BMX. Often it is also the location of the race was made by them.

3. Children's Mascot

True to its name, this features two attractions the city of Banjarmasin, proboscis monkey mascot and kasturi. The entrance gate, you will be welcomed by a statue of a human-sized adult proboscis monkey. Not far behind him, there is a sculpture of a tree with monkeys – kasturi hanging monkey.

To the right of the entrance, there is a House plant that contains a lot of cacti, Aloe Vera and several other types of plants in a pot. For facilities, children's Mascot has been equipped with parking lots, a prayer hall, toilet, garden benches, food stalls and a children playground.

These sights in downtown Banjarmasin, precisely in the way h. Djok Mentaya.

4. Museum of the Wasaka

Wasaka Museum stands for Steel To Kaputing which is the motto of the struggle of the people of South Kalimantan. This historical attractions located on h. Andir, Kampung Ulu Recalled, Banjarmasin Utara. The architecture of the building is traditional House of Banjarmasin-shaped stage with a high roof.

In it, there is a wide collection of photographs, typewriters, uniforms and weapons, the struggle that used against invaders such as Kris and firearms belonging to the Netherlands which successfully seized. In addition, there is an old bike that was used to deliver mail in sembunti-hide.

What's interesting is the text of the proclamation was made on May 17, 1949. Text content is different from the text of the proclamation of the little-known people in Indonesia so far. This is because Linggarjati Agreement, according to the Borneo area not contained within the unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (SO). Nevertheless, the people of Kalimantan are still continues to strive to be a part of SO and succeeded in declaring its independence four years after the text of the proclamation read out the Bung Karno Stadium.

Wasaka Museum is open daily except Mondays and national holidays, from 8: 30 to 12: 30. You are free to go into here.

5. Pine Island

Pine island is an island in the middle of the Barito River. Tourism has become the habitat of monkeys and several species of birds. According to the island's citizens, there is a large monkey was King of monkeys.

While on the island, be careful with Your stuff. The monkeys are often curious and want to see what you bring. We recommend that you bring snacks or fruits to distract them from your bag.

Interestingly, in this island there is a temple and altar with statues of the monkey-shaped white or Hanuman. This altar, by Chinese citizens, used to lay offerings on certain occasions.

This tourist spot is about 1.5 km from the Centre of the city of Banjarmasin. To be able to see the activities of these monkeys up close, you have to pay of 5,000 Rupiah for domestic tourists and 25,000 Dollars for foreign tourists.

6. Sultan Suriansyah Mosque

The mosque is also known as Masjid Kuin because its hilltop location in Kelurahan Kuin Utara. Built between the years 1526-1550, the mosque is the oldest mosque of d into Banjarmasin.

Like other typical building of Banjarmasin, the mosque of Sultan Suriansyah, bearing home-shaped stage with carvings typical of South Kalimantan and roof stack. Some parts of the mosque looks similar to Masjid Agung Demak especially at the roof with staircase and pursed up. This is possible because both the relationships in ancient times.

The unique of this mosque is a mihrab or prayer the priest places has its own roof, separate from the roof of the main building.

7. Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque

Sabilal Muhtadin mosque known as the largest mosque in Banjarmasin. With five towers on mosques is capable of accommodating as many as 15,000 worshipers.

Its name is taken from the name of the book which are written by Sheikh Muhammad Arsyad Al Banjary who was a great scholar in South Kalimantan. The mosque was built in 1981, it became one of the many religious tourist attractions visited by tourists both from within and from outside the city.

Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque is situated on the banks of the River West Martapura, precisely in the village Of Antasan, Banjarmasin middle.

8. Diamond Market Martapura

This diamond market located on Ahmad Yani, Martapura, or about 45 miles from downtown Banjarmasin. This market into a tourist spot is right for fans of gemstones. Martapura is known as the city with the largest gemstone mine in Indonesia. Gemstone here has a good quality.

In this market, there are about 87 store gemstones. Other than buy it in the form of rocks, you can also buy precious stones have been processed into a variety of forms such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches as well. this market visitors not just domestic travelers, many travelers from Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore who come here.

9. The culinary center of the Riverbanks Martapura

If you want to enjoy the typical cuisine of Banjarmasin in one place, you can come to the culinary center in Banjarmasin Post Road connecting Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Hasanudin.

In this 300-metre road, there are about 52 food stalls which sell a variety of culinary specialties such as Banjarmasin laksa, nasi kuning, soto Banjar and lupis. In addition, there are national dishes as fried rice and other food from the region as well as Padang and Palembang.

10. Kampung Sasirangan

If there is Trusmi in Cirebon Batik Center gift shop, here there is the name of the village Sasirangan. Here, you can find the sasirangan which is a batik batik Banjarmasin. This is no place to shop on the street Opposite the mosque, Kampung Melayu.

In addition to buying, you also can see the manufacturing process here. Batik sasirangan has characterized the brightly colored. You can buy that still shape the fabric or ready-made clothing, scarves, bed linen and tablecloths. There are also various accessories made of batik fabric ranging from bags, purses to a handkerchief.
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